Ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region

A Conversation with attendees 2016

Let’s work together to ensure women’s economic self-sufficiency

PULSE Report - Gender Wage Gap

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A Conversation with Abby Wambach was amazing!

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Ready for what's next? 

As Abby discussed, the pay gap is real. We invite you to attend our next PULSE Study research release on Monday, April 24, at 3:30 p.m. Join us, and you'll find out more about the causes and long-term impacts of the wage gap on women and our local economy.


We imagine a world where all women can participate, prosper and reach their full potential. 

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region and ignites a shared desire to improve it.

The Women’s Fund has more than two decades of deep involvement, understanding and building results to address women’s self-sufficiency issues in Greater Cincinnati. We stay at the forefront of the challenges and solutions affecting women and their families both locally and nationally. 

We believe and research shows that when you empower women, the entire community thrives.

The Women’s Fund is focused on making positive, long-term systemic change for working women who are striving to become self-sufficient. 

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Pulse Briefing: Teachers' Wage Critical for PreschoolOur latest report, the PULSE Briefing on why teachers' wages are critical to quality preschool, we outline the many reasons why increased wages for childcare workers improves educational qualifications, improves staff stability and ultimately increases program quality. 

Why are we so interested in this? 

  • 95.6% of childcare workers are women 
  • 80% of single parent childcare workers with young children are on public benefits 
  • Issues of wage fairness for childcare workers disproportionately affect demographics already disadvantaged in the workforce– women, people of color, immigrants and individuals with lower levels of education 

This literature review lays out all the benefits to increased wages for childcare workers including long-term societal benefits and economic benefits, but none are more important than the proven effect better wages have on the quality of preschool for our children. 


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